• Canadian sea fishers may have to buy a licence

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    Nova Scotia is looking at introducing licences to fish its tidal waters. Al McNeil, resource manager with Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture, said that the province is examining several licensing issues, including a move to regulate the province’s tidal or salt waters. “We would love to extend our jurisdiction for licensing for sea-trout into tidal waters,” said McNeil. “We’re working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada on that and looking at bigger issues of consolidating sport fishing licences.” Other changes being examined include a seniors’ licence at a discounted rate, a family licence and a separate licence for people who only catch-and-release salmon. Full story here.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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